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Date Title
3/9/2015 Sign up to Stoptober
With data showing 17.2% of South East residents are smokers, Public Health England is urging local residents and smokers from the area to sign up to Stoptober - the country’s 28 day mass quit attempt from Public Health England – to receive support and encouragement every step of the way from some of the nation’s top comedians.  
2/9/2015 Still time to sign-up for £5,000 grants for solid wall insulation
Grants of £5,000 are available to Surrey residents who install solid wall insulation and the deadline has been extended to sign up by 28 February 2016. 
1/9/2015 Hurried Steps - a play about domestic abuse
New Shoes Theatre will perform Hurried Steps as part of the Surrey Domestic Abuse Awareness Week on Tuesday 6 October at 7.30pm at the Harlequin Theatre & Cinema, Warwick Quadrant, Redhill RH1 1NN.
1/9/2015 Helping carers of all ages get the support they need
Across Surrey there are many 'hidden' carers of all ages who provide unpaid practical and emotional support to family members or friends who are frail, ill, or have a disability. Caring without support can take over a persons life completely, meaning little or no time for themselves. It can take its toll on health, work, studies and friendships and many carers under the age of 18 actively hide their caring from friends and school.

If you're a carer, or know someone who is, find out what support is available today:
1/9/2015 All food waste can go in your caddy
Did you know that by putting all your food waste in your caddy every week, you’re helping to turn your egg shells into energy, your potato peelings into power and your leftover fruit into fertiliser?
28/8/2015 Elmbridge Food Festival
The Elmbridge Food Festival returns to Painshill in Cobham on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September, with a host of local food and drink producers, live cookery demonstrations, musical performers and children’s entertainment. 
27/8/2015 Local anti-social behaviour issues or concerns in Pollards Oak Road? Talk to us
Do you live in or near Pollards Oak Road, Hurst Green? Have you any anti-social behaviour issues you would like to raise with us? 
27/8/2015 Recycling & waste collections over August bank holiday
Recycling, food and waste collections following the bank holiday on Monday 31 August will not change.
27/8/2015 Surrey Opportunities Fair - Tuesday 13 October
Tuesday 13 October marks this year’s Surrey Opportunities Fair and preparations are well underway.

The primary aim of the annual event is to give young people the chance to plan ahead and get information and advice on the wealth of options available to them, from further education or training to apprenticeships and permanent employment.
21/8/2015 Removal of Stafford Road play area, Caterham
Unfortunately we have had to take the sad decision to remove the play equipment at Stafford Road recreation ground in Caterham, as repeated vandalism has made it too costly to keep repairing. We will return the play area to grass until funding is available to replace the play equipment. 
20/8/2015 Woldingham Neighbourhood Plan consultation
A six week consultation for Woldingham’s Neighbourhood Plan starts on Friday 21 August and closes on Friday 2 October. 
19/8/2015 ESDAS recruiting volunteers
East Surrey Domestic Services (ESDAS) offers advice, support and information to adults, aged 16 and over, who live or work in the borough of Reigate & Banstead or the districts of Tandridge and Mole Valley, who are affected by domestic abuse. ESDAS is currently recruiting volunteers, aged 18 and over including:
19/8/2015 Work starts on the first new council homes in 25 years
Work has started to build the first new council homes for Tandridge District Council in 25 years. 
13/8/2015 Outdoor gym inductions
More gym inductions have been organised at the open air gyms across the district, which are free to use for adults. Each piece of equipment is clearly labelled with instructions about how to use it safely. 
13/8/2015 Have your say - what do you really think of regulation and planning?
If you are involved in running a business in Surrey and want to save money and time, tell us how regulators and planners can help your businesses by completing this survey . 
12/8/2015 Planning and paying for care survey
Surrey County Council and its partners are seeking the views of residents who fund their own care and have developed an online survey  to gather their views.